Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pardon My Tears

If you were within earshot of the shoe that hit the wall this morning, I apologize. If you were offended by the redness of my eyes and dry tear stains as I skulked into Starbucks this morning, I apologize. If … Continue reading

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Death of the Deadline

Deadlines provide a finish line to which we must race and until we reach that finish line, we feel like we haven’t accomplished anything. Ha! Not really. At least not in this instance.  I gave myself a deadline a few … Continue reading

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Headline

Headline By Rosalind Guy   Black Man Shot and Killed, a redundancy to expose the complacency of a lost generation. A generation as off track as a bad hair weave.   Teen Girl Kidnapped, Raped, Beaten and Forced to Prostitute … Continue reading

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A Happy Poem

One of the authors I interviewed for the Ten Questions, Ten Answers profile, said she doesn’t allow other people to dictate for her what she writes about or how she writes it. In fact, a couple of the authors I’ve … Continue reading

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When It Rains, It Pours

We’ve all heard that cliche. And usually it refers to something bad. Not today. Okay, I admit it, I did receive another letter from an agent who said she would take a pass on Tattered Butterfly Wings, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Ten Questions, Ten Answers Featured Author

Today’s featured writer is emerging author, Kai Leakes. Head over to the Ten Questions page and check out what she had to say. And, in case you missed it last week, Ms. Bernice McFadden’s responses are still there. Enjoy! Peace … Continue reading

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Death Brings Questions, But Will It Bring Tears Too?

The early morning call gave itself away. When the phone rings before the sun is up, you just know. The only question is who? As I answered the call, I prayed that it was not my mother. After all, it … Continue reading

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To Muse or To Lose

If you’ve read any of my Facebook posts lately, you know that my creative muse has been very persistent lately. She wakes me up at all times of the night and once, when a noise outside woke me, she nudged … Continue reading

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She Who Brought a Hooker Into My Life

Her book begins with the following quote: “There’s a little bit of hooker in every woman. A little bit of hooker and a little bit of God.” Upon first reading that quote, I scoffed. It was the cynic in me … Continue reading

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Teacher Lounge Talk vs. Dialogue to Advance Plot

Friday evenings are usually reserved for writing. No other day in the week is a guarantee, what with teacher meetings, papers that need to be graded, drama club meetings and performances, and the many other things that are required as … Continue reading

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